Dr. Richard Close, MD

Dr. Richard Close, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
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Dr. Richard Close, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in West Reading, PA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in neurosurgery.

601 Spruce St

West Reading, PA 19611

Contact Information

(610) 375-4567

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Close's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Close treats Low Back Pain more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Close treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Close treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Close treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Close treats Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Close treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Close's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Close, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in West Reading, PA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1977
    Temple Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1977
  • 1973
    Temple Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1973
  • 1972
    Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1972

Awards

Dr. Close's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Close

4.0

Based on 6 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(1)

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Insurance accepted

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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Reading Hospital

West Reading, PA

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